Adult Classes

2007 BoleroAdult Program

The Oakland Ballet School offers adult classes for those interested in trying ballet for the very first time to the advanced dancer looking to continue their study and enjoyment of dance. Drop-in classes allow for flexibility in ones schedule while our adult sessions progress technique, vocabulary, and movement through 6-week courses. 

Summer Classes   

Our Introduction to Ballet course is perfect for the absolute beginner or for the dancer who is perhaps returning to ballet for the first time since their youth. The class moves at a more slow and methodical pace, focusing on proper alignment, muscle engagement, and coordination, while learning the basic positions of the legs and arms and foundational movements such as plié, battement tendu, relevé, and souté. Dancers who are new to ballet should attend an Introductory Course before attending a Beginning Ballet class.

Beginning Ballet – Recommended as a follow-up to our Introduction to Ballet Course, for those who have had less than two years of previous ballet training, or those returning from an extended break. Using the foundational elements learned in Intro to Ballet, beginning students will expand their ballet vocabulary along with the added elements of port de bras and use of epaulement.

Advanced-Beginning Ballet – This class serves as a bridge between Beginning Ballet and Intermediate Ballet. Students are introduced to more complex combinations both at the barre and in the center. Recommended for dancers with 2+ years of training.

Introduction to Ballet 
Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm Registration is FULL! Complete the form to be placed on the waitlist.
5-week session, July 9 – August 6
Fee: $105
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Saturday, 11:00-12:00pm 
5-week session, July 13 – August 10
Fee: $105
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Beginning Ballet 
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
5-week session, July 10 – August 7
$100 – 5 classes
$80 – 4 classes
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Beginning-Intermediate Ballet
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm
5-week session, July 8 – August 5 
$100 – 5 classes
$80 – 4 classes
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Registration Procedures 

  1. Complete and submit the online registration form.
  2. Once submitted, a follow-up email will be sent including payment options.
    Your space in the class will be reserved once payment is received
  3. Questions? You can reach us at contact@oaklandballetschool.com or (510)530-7516.

Updated: September 6, 2022 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Face Mask Optional: The wearing of face masks by attendees is optional. Please note that this policy may change as recommended by county and state guidelines.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Open Level Classes

The emphasis in these classes is on the enjoyment of movement, proper alignment, increased strength, and building an appreciation of dance. Classes often begin with floor-barre exercises, which are designed to work on core strength, turn-out, and flexibility, followed by traditional barre and center work. Classes are on-going. Dancers may join at any time!

Intermediate Ballet – This class is ideal for dancers who have had three or more years of ballet experience. Steps are combined to form more complex combinations both in the center and across the floor, with an increased emphasis on turns and jumps.

Advanced Ballet – This combined youth and adult class is ideal for the dancer who studied ballet throughout their youth or extensively as an adult. This challenging class is best for dancers with technical proficiency and a thorough understanding of ballet vocabulary.


Summer Schedule

Advanced Ballet (Youth/Adult class)
Saturday,  12:30-2:00pm


Important Dates

June 17 – July 7  Summer Break, No Classes Held
July 8 – August 10  Summer Semester


Fees:
Drop-in Classes: $20/class
4-Class Pass: $76 (Class passes are valid over a 5 week period, not including holidays.)

Registration procedures for adult drop-in classes:

  1. Pre-Registration requested. A minimum number of attendees required for the class to be held.
  2. Returning Dancers, register here (short form). A confirmation will be emailed shortly thereafter.
  3. New Dancers to OBS, register here. A confirmation will be emailed shortly thereafter.
  4. Please note, forms submitted within 3 hours of the start of class may not receive a response.

 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Updated: September 6, 2022 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Face Mask Optional: The wearing of face masks by attendees is optional. Please note that this policy may change as recommended by county and state guidelines.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Tuition Policies

  • Payments are due in full before class.
  • Class cards are valid for 5-weeks. 
  • A 3% fee will be added for credit card payments.
  • Returned checks are subject to a fee of $25 per occurrence.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons are available. Please inquire for details.

Dress Code

The adult program has no specific dress code. Dancers may wear ballet attire or any comfortable and sensible exercise attire. Form fitting clothing that is easy to move and stretch in is recommended. Ballet shoes are required.

 

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